The New Jersey Safe Routes Resource Center recognizes municipalities and schools (public, private, or charter) for their commitment to the Safe Routes program. Safe Routes Regional Coordinators can assist with nominations, or municipalities and schools can apply for recognition themselves. Nominees are asked to apply for recognition at one of four levels: First Step, Bronze, Silver, or Gold. The criteria for recognition at each level are listed below. The deadline to apply is January 31 each year.
Recipients are presented with a certificate or award depending on the level of recognition, and are promoted on the NJ Safe Routes website and possibly through other local media facilitated by Safe Routes Regional Coordinators. Certification is valid for three years, after which the school or municipality must re-apply for recognition.
High Schools are welcome to apply for the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Recognition Program if they meet the program criteria.